Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2000

Harold Keller / L’Observateur / September 17, 2000

As I’ve gone through life, I’ve allowed many people to cause me to be envious.

Yes, I must confess that I’ve been jealous of some people who had more material possession than I had. I’ve also envied people who were moresuccessful than me.

One person I envied for many years is Paulette Trosclair Remondet.

Paulette is an incomplete quadriplegic. Do I envy her physical condition? No. Thething I envy is her attitude toward life. Whenever I see her, she is alwayssmiling, pleasant and positive.

I have often heard it said that God will not send us more than we can handle. Ibelieve that! Paulette’s burden has been heavy, to say the least, but she handles it like a true champion.

On June 3, 1972, Paulette was married. She was happy, excited andanxious to see what the future held for her. On June 6, 1972, on the way back fromher honeymoon, she was in an automobile accident that is responsible for her condition. In spite of her misfortune, Paulette was able to give birth totwo children. This even confused the doctors. Her children, Rusty and Amanda(now adults), are God’s special gift to her.

After 13 years of marriage, she was divorced.

Two years ago, while visiting Paulette, I asked her if she had any resentments or regrets in life. Smiling, she said, “None at all!” (That washard for me to understand.)For the past 14 years, Paulette has been partially confined to her home because of the lack of transportation. She needs a van with specialequipment necessary for easy access for a wheelchair. Two months aog, Ifelt God’s spirit telling me to get involved in buying a van for Paulette.

God, being the God that He is, also suggested a solution to the problem.

For the past two years, Danny and Sue Louque, owners of Quality Machine Works, have sponsored a golf tournament, with all the proceeds going to Get High on Life. On Oct. 23, at Pelican Point Golf Course in Gonzales, the thirdannual Quality Machine Works Tournament will be held. I asked if thisyear’s tournament could be dedicated to purchasing a van for Paulette. Danny andSue were excited about the idea! As I write this article, I’m getting more excited, knowing that God is well pleased that people will come together to supply a big need for one of His very special people.

Everyone is invited to participate, so mark your calendar on Oct. 23 and bea part of something special.

If you are a golfer and would like to participate, please call Renee Waguespack, chairman of this year’s tournament, at 869-9809. If you arenot a golfer, but would like to be a part of this blessing, you might consider being a sponsor. For more information, please call Renee, or myself at652- 8477.

HAROLD KELLER writes this column as part of his affiliation with the Get High on Life religious motivational group.

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